With the weather looking up, we’ve found some eating (and drinking) dens where you can enjoy the upcoming May Bank Holiday weekend. Sadler’s Yard host A Good Market, for beers and burgers, and Grub make the move to their Summer residence in Mayfield Depot. Meanwhile, in Chorlton, Peck & Yard offer 30% off their Korean-style fried chicken. If tea is your bag, Bluebird Tea Co. launch a branch in the Northern Quarter with over 70 different tea blends to try.

Craft & food fair: A Good Market at Sadler’s Yard
Start the bank holiday as you mean to go on, with a pint in one hand and slice of pizza in the other. On Saturday 5 May, the Sadler’s Yard sun trap welcomes local producers for a craft and food fair. Traders setting up stall on the day include I Knead Pizza (no prizes for guessing what they’ve got cooking), Kenyan grilled meat from Nyama Choma and AfroBrit fusion burgers from BON Street Food. The Pilcrow Pub and their ever-changing list of guest beers have got the drinks covered, and tunes come courtesy of Better Days.
Sat 5 May, Sadler’s Yard, Hanover Street, NOMA, Manchester M60 0AB. 11am–4pm, FREE, www.eventbrite.com

Book tickets: American wild beer tasting at Cafe Beermoth’s Bottle Club
Take a walk on the wild side at Cafe Beermoth’s new tasting session. Made using natural bacteria, American wild beers have a distinctive sour and earthy taste. Whether you’re a newbie to the variety, or a connoisseur, the experts at the Northern Quarter beer shop round up a great selection of tasters for you to try in the first of their Bottle Club sessions. Wed 9 May. Cafe Beermoth, Brown Street, Manchester, M2 1DA. 8 – 10pm, £18 www.eventbrite.com

Offer of the week: 30% Korean-style fried chicken at Peck & Yard
Peck & Yard have been frying up their South Korean-style fried chicken to an enthusiastic Chorlton crowd since March. The concept is simple – a mix and match style menu of fried main, sauce and side for under a tenner. Choose your type of chicken, from drums, wings or thighs (halloumi or cauliflower for the vegetarians), and sauces such as sweet sticky Miyagi, Katsu curry sauce, or a spicy Koreana sauce. Catch their 30% off throughout April deal before it flies the coop.
Peck & Yard, 55 Manchester Road, Manchester, M21 9PW. Opening times; Mon-Sat: 12-10pm, Sun: 12-9pm. Tel: 0161 861 7666, www.facebook.com

Now open in the Northern Quarter: Bluebird Tea Co
Specialist tea shop, Bluebird Tea Co have launched their first shop in the North, with the opening of their seventh branch on Church Street. Their stores are known for their ‘wall of tea’ with over 70 varieties of loose leaf blends, and their team of ‘tea mixologists’ to make you the perfect cuppa. A far cry from your usual PG Tips brew, varieties include coconut milk oolong, mint pistachio black tea and rice pudding and jam white tea. The store will also host regular Tea Blending workshops where you can try your hand at tea tasting and blending, even making some cocktails along the way.
Now open. Bluebird Tea Co, 57 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PD. Opening times; Mon-Fri: 10.30am-6pm, Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 10.30am-5pm www.bluebirdteaco.com

Grub street food fair moves to Mayfield Depot from the start of May
Grub food fair make the move to their summer home at Mayfield depot, re-launching over the May bank holiday weekend. The food fair closes up shop at their winter Temperance Street base and trades the arches for the old railway station sun trap next to Piccadilly. The revamped space has more room for stalls, and an extended covered area to cater for any passing summer showers. To celebrate the start of the season, Grub host an opening party featuring DJs, guest beers, and of course, the best street food traders the North-West can muster including Howlin Tacos, The Otto-Men, Parm Star and Hun Street Kitchen.
Fri 4 – Sat 5 May, Mayfield Manchester, Fairfield Street, Manchester. 12pm – 10pm, FREE, www.grubmcr.com

In short:
The Creameries: Mary-Ellen McTague’s new venture, The Creameries bakery and restaurant is now officially open. The carefully restored Edwardian building in Chorlton has seasonal British produce at the heart of its menu, and an open kitchen where you can see the dishes come together. Read our preview here. The Creameries, 406 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0UF. Opening times; Tue: 8am-3pm, Wed-Sat: 8am-11pm & Sun: 9am-9pm www.facebook.com

Wed 25 Apr - Sat 30 Jun
Olivia Rye
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Tue 24 Apr 2018